NASCAR at Martinsville live race updates, results, highlights from Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400
NASCAR drivers already face plenty of pressure in short-track racing. Having a race that has historically been 500 laps reduced to 400 amps it up a notch.
That’s what they’ll be facing when the green flag waves for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 on Saturday night at Martinsville Speedway. They’ll have 100 fewer laps than before to navigate the 0.526-mile “Paperclip.”
Martinsville has been Martin Truex Jr.’s course in the recent past. He has won this race the past two years, and he has not finished outside the top 10 at the track since 2017. Only two other active drivers have won the race multiple times: Denny Hamlin (2008, 2010) and Brad Keselowski (2017, 2019).
The Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville on Saturday. Follow below for complete results from the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400.
NASCAR at Martinsville live updates, highlights from Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400
(All times Eastern)
Updates will begin closer to the start of the race, which is scheduled to begin at 7:58 p.m. ET.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Date: Saturday, April 9
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 is listed to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, though with prerace ceremonies, the green flag is expected to wave at 7:58 p.m. ET.
NASCAR LINEUP AT MARTINSVILLE: Starting order, pole
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: FS1 (U.S.); TSN3 (Canada)
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Saturday’s race will be carried by FS1 in the U.S. and TSN3 on Canada.
Mike Joy will call the lap-by-lap action, with Clint Bowyer and Chad Knaus providing analysis. Fox has been using a rotating set of analysts to replace Jeff Gordon, who left the booth to rejoin Hendrick Motorsports as an executive.
Streamers can watch the race on either the Fox Sports Go app or by streaming FS1’s broadcast of the race using fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
NASCAR lineup at Martinsville
Here is the complete NASCAR starting lineup for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville Speedway.
|Starting pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|3||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|4||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing|
|5||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|7||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Brad Keselowski||6||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing|
|10||Todd Gilliland||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|11||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|12||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|13||Austin Cindric||2||Team Penske|
|14||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|15||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|17||Justin Haley||31||Kaulig Racing|
|18||Kurt Busch||45||23XI Racing|
|19||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|20||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|21||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|22||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|23||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|24||Erik Jones||43||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|25||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|26||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|27||Ross Chastain||1||TrackHouse Racing|
|28||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|29||Harrison Burton||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|30||Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|31||Josh Bilicki||77||Spire Motorsports|
|32||JJ Yeley||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|33||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|34||Ty Dillon||42||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|35||Cody Ware||51||Rick Ware Racing|
|36||AJ Allmendinger||16||Kaulig Racing|